It’s the last of the holiday link stewer below, along with some from yesterday. Here’s to 2011!
- A Year After: The People « Castellers v2
Listing of where some Sun folks escaped to, from Oracle.
- New JBoss puts Java EE 6 to work
- @anywhere boosh
It' all about eyeballs here, and in-hand revenue. The note on being a "platform" (read: middle-man) is dandy.
- What's the point of Enterprise RIA?
- 2010 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Event Correlation and Analysis
"Zenoss is proud to announce that we were included in the “Visionaries” quadrant in Gartner Inc.’s 2010 Magic Quadrant for IT Event Correlation and Analysis (ECA)." Get a free copy of the report if you want, too.
- Virtual, mobile, social endeavors drive IT in 2011
- CES 2011: Tablets, TVs and Other Tasty Tech Trends
At the meta-level: I bet CES will become more big shakes now that Apple has busted up the PC hegemony: more gadgets to show off and hustle.
- Samsung Galaxy S hits target, surpasses 10 million units sold
- ChromeOS is a Very Big Deal
- Here’s a simple, silent demonstration of how to pack a sports jacket
- The New Speed of Money, Reshaping Markets
"According to Kevin McPartland of the TABB Group, high-frequency traders now account for 56 percent of total stock market trading." — also, their need to string fiber everywhere sounds like the making of a good China Town/There Will Be Blood business-plot!
- Fixin' to record a DrunkAndRetired with @cowboyd – | Flickr – Photo Sharing!
Fixin' to record a DrunkAndRetired with @cowboyd -
- Crotchety Old Power Users
"It’s been a recurring theme this week, but the Pro users of yesteryear’s products, the people with the biggest investment in old technologies, are not the people who should be calling the shots in the design of their successors. These are the people who complain that an iPad can’t have third party software installed from anywhere but the App Store, ignoring the massive convenience and security gains the policy affords average users. These are the people who are still using slotted screwdrivers and Edison light fixtures and manual transmission cars."
- Ten big tech trends from 2010
- What The “Great Delicious Exodus” Looked Like For Pin-Sized Competitor Pinboard
- Pew Shows 65% Of People Pay For Digital Content; Mostly Music, Software, And Mobile Apps
- So Much For FREE!: Apple Will Sell $2B in Apps in 2011
"According to Citibank’s US Internet Stock 2011 Playbook released today, Apple will generated as much as $2 billion in gross app revenue in 2011. "
- Startup/Tech Events in Europe: January-March 2011
- You wouldn’t even read your own case study
He says to do short customer testimonial videos instead.
- 65 percent of internet users have bought content online
"33 percent of those who bought online content had gotten either digital music or software, and 21 percent had bought apps for cell phones or tablet PCs. 10 percent had bought an e-book, and 15 percent had used it to by ringtones. Only 5 percent had paid to use online dating sites, and according the the data, a remarkable 98 percent of the users have never paid a penny for adult content."
- Memo Pad: iPad Magazine Sales Drop
"After Wired’s enormous debut month, the magazine averaged 31,000 digital sales between July and September, but even that fell in October and November, with sales coming in at 22,000 and 23,000, respectively. (For comparison, the magazine sold 130,000 total print editions for October and November.)"
- EBay's U.S. Mobile Holiday Sales Jump to Almost $100M
If you're doing $100M through your mobile interface, it's worth it. Others would be wise to figure out if they could (or are) do the same.
- Communities Dominate Brands: Lets Understand the Mobile Phone Market, installed base and smartphones vs dumbphones
Lots of numbers and such.
- Hacker News | Poll: Is HN your main online news source?
- Why HTML5 Will Really Matter in 2011
The cross-platform angle: "As a collaboration application [a provider of automated workflow management software], ClickSoftware CEO Moshe BenBassat, says it’s critical for his company’s application to run on as many platforms as possible. Given that goal and the current state of the application development landscape, HTML5 became the logical choice for building ClickMobile Professional."
- In the life of the Foxconn young workers
"At her production assembly line, which has always been relying on human labour more than sophisticated machines for cost reasons, she is not allowed to speak, listen to music or even look at her comrades while trying to achieve the christmas production targets. Her mobile is confiscated every morning too but insults from managers, she says, have disappeared. Instead, they just ignore her, after all the bad publicity they got last spring when 13 Foxconn suicides hit the headlines which blamed the company for harsh management."
- New Android Market Stats Out, More Than 200k Apps Available
- Leo Laporte Builds Empire With ‘This Week in Tech’
Lots of figures on revenue, listenership, and ad rates: (a.) TWiT is "downloaded by a quarter of a million people each week"; (b.) "TWIT’s advertising revenue doubled in each of the last two years and was expected to total $4 million to $5 million for 2010"; (c.) "Starting at $40 per thousand listeners, TWIT’s ad rates are among the highest in American podcasting and are considerably higher than commercial broadcasting rates (!!!), which are typically $5 to $15 per thousand listeners."
- Trading in Private Companies Draws Scrutiny
Yeah, unregulated financial markets always end up well for the last sucker in the chain: "SecondMarket, the leading trading exchange handling transactions in these securities, is expected to execute about $400 million in trades involving about 40 private companies this year, roughly a fourfold increase from 2009, the first year it began making markets in the companies, according to a company spokesman."
- Free MOF 4.0 Foundation Course
Microsoft's embrace and extend of ITIL, well liked by many.
- Research Report: 2011 Cloud Computing Predictions For Vendors And Solution Providers
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